I've documented at least three instances of The Onion having the news slightly before the rest of the media. Here is another one.
The Onion article, August 4:
Drunken Ben Bernanke Tells Everyone At Neighborhood Bar How Screwed U.S. Economy Really Is
Yahoo! Finance, August 9:
The Fed’s Disappointing No Exit Announcement
They definitely deserve to win a Pulitzer. Here are the other times they've had the story before anyone else: